Friday, October 1, 2010

WOW!! What a couple of weeks we have had!!

My lovely MIL was visiting for the last 2 weeks and this week was another busy one. If you know me, you know that I am a BIG homebody. I prefer to not leave the House at all at least 3 days a week, and the other ones maybe just to the park or something. But after a month of almost daily visits and trips, I am POOPED!!

We have had so many wonderful learning experiences these last few weeks, some of them traditional ( zoo, and a trip to the giant sequoias) but most of them were natural daily experiences, the kind that pass quickly almost without notice. I wish I had taken a moment then during these last weeks to jot them down because most of them have already passed my memory!

Today the kids and I put together a fence for the chickens. Its a pretty sad sight but it works!! Better than nothing I suppose. We went to our first Renaissance faire. That was a sight I tell you! I can say do not go to a ren faire if you are actually looking for historical Renaissance stuff. You mostly just see drinking and cleavage.

I found out that I am kinda bilingual!! How can you only be kinda bi-lingual you ask?? Well for the most part I dont say that I can speak spanish. But having the opportunity while hanging with my MIL who does not speak ANY english, I surprised my self with my ability to speak spanish with her! Its like I was storing nouns, verbs and conjugations beep within my soul that were just waiting to seep out if given a chance.

I had a meeting with the special ed people though our charter for superT. It was very uplifting to her a "professional" say that I am doing the right thing and that I am teaching her correctly. We have set up a testing day to REALLY get to the knitty gritty of exactly where she is struggling with her reading. I am so excited!! I really hope to see where I can help her more.

J received his very first lego robotics kit this week...I havent really seen him since. I think he has already gone though 1/2 of the book on different robots you can make or some such thing...I guess I should mosey upstairs and take a look.

Riffeyroo my rambuncious 4 yr old has taken it upon herself to learn her letters an numbers. I LOVE that about her. She says "Mommy I am going to do my school now" and goes and finds a dollar store sticker book or something and starts working. She calls it "unicorn school" I asked her if it was school to learn how to be unicorn? She said!!

Big M is blazing though her studies both planned and natural. I cant keep up with her voracious appetitie for reading. Sometimes I wish she would read something else other than magic tree house or julie b jones, but that is what she is into right now. I know she will mature into great literature...I think I will just leave anne karerena lying around until she picks it up right??